Alexandria, Va.NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia is proud to endorse reproductive rights advocate Ghazala Hashmi who is running in the Democratic primary in Virginia’s 10th Senate District.

Ghazala Hashmi received a 100% score on NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia PAC’s candidate questionnaire and supports protecting and expanding reproductive rights in the Commonwealth.

Ghazala has made access to high-quality, comprehensive healthcare one of her top campaign priorities. For nearly 20 years, she has worked within Virginia’s Community College System and has championed accessible and affordable education options for all Virginians. Through her efforts at the community college, Ghazala has seen how decisions made by members of the General Assembly such as policies on healthcare, transportation, and education have a direct impact on people’s lives, and she understands how critical it is to stand up for the most underserved populations of our communities and ensure they have access to healthcare.

“We are confident that Ghazala Hashmi will be a fierce advocate for reproductive freedom in the state Senate and will fight to protect and expand access to the full gamut of reproductive healthcare and rights,” said Tarina Keene, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia. “At a time in our history like no other—when we are seeing a new wave of unprecedented and extreme bans on abortion across the country, representing an all-out assault on abortion access, we need reproductive rights advocates like Ghazala Hashmi in the Virginia state Senate to stand up for women and families. We cannot afford to have an anti-choice politician like Sen. Sturtevant in the state Senate whose anti-birth control, anti-healthcare votes belittle and jeopardize the safety and health of Virginia women.”

“I’m so proud to have NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia’s endorsement,” said Ghazala Hashmi.  “I have always been a staunch advocate for women’s reproductive healthcare and rights, and now more than ever—I am ready to stand up and speak out for women and families across Virginia when it comes to protecting their bodily autonomy. I will be a vigilant defender of access to reproductive freedom, ensuring that every Virginian, no matter their zip code, has access to safe and legal abortion care.”

NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia and its PAC support candidates who are dedicated to family planning, preventing unintended pregnancy, and increasing access to reproductive healthcare for women and families.  The organization’s powerful statewide network of 22,000 activists will mobilize pro-choice voters throughout Virginia to help elect pro-choice candidates in November.

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